HDR

iOS 7 Beta 2 enables HDR photography on iPad

As Cody mentioned yesterday, iPad support is among the headline changes the newly-released iOS 7 Beta 2 has brought to the table. Jeff did a nice video tour of iOS 7 running on an iPad, highlighting key features such as Control Center, Notification Center, App Switcher, Photo Booth and more. In addition to these, the iPad versions of iOS 7 also enables High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography, an advanced imaging technique previously available only on iPhones and iPod touches…

How to enable HDR on the iPhone’s front facing camera

Front HDR is a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to enable High Dynamic Range while using the iPhone’s front facing camera. Normally speaking, HDR is a mode reserved for the iPhone’s rear camera, and since the rear picture quality is much better than the front camera, it’s probably best served there.

Still, there are always those who want to make their iPhone’s do things that it was never intended to do, and that’s the case with Front HDR. While the tweak does work as advertised, it also poses a few big issues along the way. Check inside for more details.

How to enable HDR Camera mode on iPad, and iPod touch 4G

HDR is a photography mode that stitches together several pictures along a range of exposure settings. Using various algorithms, the effect creates pictures that can have fewer dark or washed out spots than a conventional digital still, which is great if you intend to capture textures and detail instead of glare or shadow.

Apple introduced HDR photography to iOS 4.1, but the feature wasn’t rolled out to every device. The devices that currently lack the option to enable HDR in the stock camera app include the iPod touch 4G, iPad mini, and the iPad 2 to the iPad 4. Lucky for us, this disabled feature is fairly easy to manually reintroduce on a jailbroken device…

How to use Pro HDR to create stunning high dynamic range iPhoneography

Welcome back to iDownloadBlog.com’s lessons in iPhone Photography. I hope you enjoyed making light trails the last couple weeks. They’re some pretty creative folks out there looking like they had a good time with it. In today’s lesson, we are going to revisit high dynamic range (HDR) photography. Actually, we are going to improve upon it using a great little app called Pro HDR.

Before we get going, and to celebrate the release of the iPad mini, I decided to give away a few copies of my book “Big World Little Lens – The Complete Guide to iPhone Photography.” It is specifically designed for the iPad and iPad mini. If you haven’t picked up a copy of the book yet, you can here. The cool thing about iPad books is that you will get free updates whenever I publish a new version. Speaking of the a new version, I’m in the middle of a major update that will be hitting the shelves at the beginning of the year. If you get the books now, you will automatically get the free update then.

iPhone Photography & the Magic of HDR

Great to have you back for our 3rd installment in the iPhone Photography Series here at iDB. A couple quick housekeeping items. If you’d like it see what I’m up to as I prepare our next lesson or if you have questions, give my Facebook page a like or follow me on twitter (@justinbalog). I always do my best to help others realize their own creative vision.

A few non-iPad users asked about my book being available for other devices, I have good news.  It’s now available in .PDF which will work on all your devices. Also included in it are the videos from the interactive iPad Version.

In the previous two lessons, we took a deep dive into exposure and how to leverage it to our creative advantage. In both lessons, we were working within the limitations of the iPhone’s ability to record light. It’s not your iPhone’s fault, it’s a limitation of all cameras. Whether it is film, or the most advanced digital sensor, cameras aren’t nearly as good as your eyes at dealing with a wide range of bright and dark.

That being said, the world of photography has had a long standing workaround. It’s a technique called High Dynamic Range photography (HDR)…

HDR Capabilities Coming to the iPhone 3GS?

Is HDR photo capabilities coming to the iPhone 3GS? It seems like it looking at the discovery 9 to 5 Mac made of what appears to be a future HDR feature in the 3GS. As you can see in this image, there are two icons for the HDR feature inside the SDK. One clearly is for the iPhone 4 Retina Display, and the other is for an iPhone without the Retina Display, which most likely is the iPhone 3GS.

This seems to be pretty good news if it is indeed for real. On the other hand, it could very well be a feature that Apple decided to drop at the last minute which would mean the 3GS will never get HDR…

HDR Camera Enabler Brings HDR to Your iPhone 3G or 3GS

HDR Camera Enabler is a new application available in Cydia that supposedly brings the HDR camera feature to your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS. I said “supposedly” because there is no way to test this mod until a jailbreak is available for iOS 4.1.

I really find it odd that this mod was released when there isn’t even a jailbreak to support it. I guess it’s all based on “theories” and it can’t have possibly been tested out yet. Only time will tell whether it works or not…

Will You Upgrade Your iPhone to iOS 4.1?

This week Apple will release the iOS version 4.1 for the iPhone. If our calculations are correct the newest version of the mobile operating system will be hitting iTunes on Wednesday, September 8th.
The last couple of updates from Apple haven’t been anything to write home about. Version 4.0.1 simply addressed the algorithm while the antenna issue was flooding the news wire. After that, version 4.0.2 basically just patched up a security issue that Apple left exposed. As far as actual tangible features both refreshes were pretty dull at best…

Screenshots of iOS 4.1 Show HDR Photography & HD Uploading Abilities

The release of iOS 4.1 will come next week sometime but Gizmodo has gotten ahold of some screenshots that show off the new operating system’s fanciest feature. As Steve Jobs announced today the new OS will enable high dynamic range photography, otherwise known as HDR.
For those who are unaware of the premise behind HDR, the feature takes multiple images to create a more colorful splash and sensation for the final product. Whether your a highly tuned photographer or just like snapping shots with your iPhone you’ll be able to experience the benefits of having such an ability within your native camera app…